An Elf Warning For Naughty Kids: Make Your Elf on the Shelf Useful!

Monday, December 1st. Our Elf on the Shelf, Fred, has not even been out of his box for 24 hours and I’ve already yelled, begged, sent kids to their rooms, and I’m done for the day. All before 8 AM, people.

Now I’m not a huge fan of Elf on the Shelf after about Day 3. I always forget to move the damn thing (see story below.) This year I was hoping that the kids would let Fred stay in his box and that we would just use our Roaming Reindeer (who don’t even move.) But it wasn’t to be. The kids wanted Fred AND the reindeer. Sigh.

Last year, after already wearing out the “Santa is watching” threat before Week 1 was even over, I found this awesome Elf Warning for Naughty Kids over at Harper Loft. I love the reason why she created the Elf Warning:

I won’t lie, the look in Tickle’s glazed eyes sent a shiver of dread to my very core. I knew I had to do whatever I could to help this little helper. So, with Santa’s approval, I created these Naughty Warnings. If Little Johnny racks up too many before Christmas, he gets a big nada come wrapping-paper-tearing-time.” 

I only used it once last year. Surprisingly, it was for Mia. Only once. At least she made it past Day 1.

If your Elf on the Shelf visits during the holidays, this elf warning for naughty kids is a great way to let your kids know the elf notices and reports to Santa! Via Harper Loft. Such a great idea!
This year, I had to bust out the elf warning for naughty kids on Day 1 and it was for all of the Hoage Kids. The kids were being SO BAD yesterday morning that I ended up locking myself in my office to angrily create this elf warning for naughty kids. And then last night I fell asleep early and totally forget to put Fred away and put the note out. So at 4:10 this morning, I woke from a dead sleep to do it. Reason #1,593 why I’m over Elf on the Shelf.

If your Elf on the Shelf visits during the holidays, this elf warning for naughty kids is a great way to let your kids know the elf notices and reports to Santa! Via Harper Loft. Such a great idea!
Anyways, this elf warning for naughty kids is probably the most useful thing I’ve ever stumbled across on Pinterest. Seriously! Two of the kids (I won’t say which ones) actually cried this morning when they found the Elf Warning instead of Fred. Don’t get me wrong…I don’t like making my kids cry, but I’ll take any help I can get in keeping them in line.

Elf Warning For Naughty Kids

If your Elf on the Shelf visits during the holidays, this elf warning for naughty kids is a great way to let your kids know the elf notices and reports to Santa! Via Harper Loft. Such a great idea!

Now I took the Elf Warning for Naughty Kids PDF that Harper Loft Created, used only one of them, and created the text in PicMonkey. Ethan’s old enough now that I’m pretty sure that he’d recognize my writing even if I tried to change it. But you can just print the Elf Warning for Naughty Kids PDF (it contains four warnings – I’m sure I’ll need all four) here.

And if you are looking for Elf on the Shelf  ideas to keep your Elf busy this year, check out my board Elf on the Shelf on Pinterest.

Comments

  1. One year I had the elf write a letter to the kids from Santa about how they weren’t behaving and needed to be good or they would be on the naughty list. Cady FREAKED out. I felt a little bad, but it worked.
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  2. I’m trying to determine if these would be more effective than the “calls to Santa” we’re currently employing (my office voicemail).
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    • LOL – we have those calls too…with my brother. Between my sisters and other brother, we have 13 kids. My poor brother hates us by Christmas 😉

  3. Nobody wants to be on the naughty list! Excited to see how my kids would react to this warning. Though, I’ll feel bad too if this makes them cry.
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